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State v. Shock
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Defendant brutally whipped a five year-old boy, resulting in the boy’s death, and was convicted of first-degree murder. Defendant appealed over the court’s instruction that Defendant’s intent to inflict great bodily harm on the boy, from which death ensued, was sufficient to convict for first-degree murder under the felony-murder rule.
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